Please help me vent/insulate this Roof.
I’m in Kentucky – Climate Zone 4. My Problem: My first story has a roof around part of the perimeter rooms (some are finished, some are outdoor decks) that butts into the lower parts of the second story walls as seen in the pic attached. This is NOT the main roof on the second story – so no attic here. As you can seen in the blue part I circled, this roof has soffit vents but doesn’t vent up and outward anywhere – no ridge vents. What should I do? Is it such a small sq footage, just let it go and hope some of the hot air escapes through the soffits? Or go without soffit vents and just fill the whole cavity with loose fill? I am trying to go green and I am chemically sensitive, so Spray Foam in the rafters is not really an option. I’d hate to put flat vents on this roof because of the looks and the unwanted extra roof penetrations. Looking for a way to insulate it and forget because I can’t see how to vent it. Or, am I overlooking a way to vent? Thanks much to all for reading this.
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